ALKIL02 – KILIMANJARO – MACHAME ROUTE – 6 DAYS

Machame Route is a slightly more difficult route than the more popular Marangu Route. The Machame Route is a more scenic route. This route is known as the ‘Whiskey Route.’ You must have a good fitness level to be able to climb this route as it has some steep inclines. Note that Day 5 is a very long day due to the ascent to the summit.

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Gate to Machame Hut
Start your climb from Machame gate (1830m), after registration processes at the gate. You will walk through the lush lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Slowly advancing in altitude while enjoying the diversity of the flora and fauna of the rain forest. You will arrive to the first Machame Camp. If you are lucky you will catch a glimpse of Kibo Peak.

Day 2: Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Camp to Shira Camp
This is a shorter day climbing up a steep ridge to arrive at a small crescent shaped cliff known as Picnic site, and continue up a gentler ascent through the lower alpine moorland, which is known for its wild alpine flowers. The most stunning views of Kibo peak can be seen from Shira Camp.

Day 3: Kilimanjaro Climb: Shira Camp to Barranco Valley
Today you will walk on a gentle ascent while you take in panoramic views.  You will navigate your way through the southwest side of Kilimanjaro, passing underneath the Lava Tower and the final section of the Western Breach and after hot lunch the bottom of the Lava Tower (4,600 m.) then later descend to the bottom of the Great Barranco valley.

Day 4: Kilimanjaro Climb: Barranco Camp to Barafu Camp
On this day you will begin with a steep climb up the eastern wall leads to just below the Heim Glacier, where you can enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. You will take a steep exit up the Great Barranco Wall, which separates you from the south eastern slopes of Kibo. The trail continues down into the alpine desert of the Karanga Valley. After a short break you will take a steep climb out of Karanga, and an easy path on compacted screed with wide views through this empty and dry landscape up to Barafu Camp. The two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi can been seen from Barafu Camp. After lunch at the Camp, The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before an early night summit walk.

Day 5: Kilimanjaro Climb: Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp
Wake up before midnight under cover of darkness. Begin a steep climb over loose volcanic screed which has some well-graded zig-zags and a slow but steady pace will take you to rim of the main crater at Stella Point, at 5,735m. You will take a short break to enjoy the sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling good can continue slowly to make the two hour round trip from here along the crater rim to Uhuru peak (5,895 m), which is the highest point in Africa. After a few minutes to appreciate your accomplishment you will descend to Barafu Camp for some refreshment, and then continue to descend to reach Mweka Camp.

Day 6: Descent – Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate
A gentle walk takes you down through the rainforest to Mweka gate. Successful climbers will receive their summit certificates. After bidding farewell to your guide and porters.

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For Accommodation pre and post Kilimanjaro Climb see: Kilimanjaro Accommodation or Arusha Accommodation

Prices in USD
Tour No. ALKIL02
Price per person sharing
Each of 1-3 Each of 4-5 Each of 6+
Year 2018 $1890 $1855 $1815
EXTRA DAY FOR ACCLIMATIZATION DURING CLIMBING USD $325 per person per day
Xmas , Easter & New Year supplement (22 Dec – 04 Jan) : 35 USD per person per night. Child under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 65% of Adult Rate.
Please Contact Us for rate of single person travelling.
FOR YOUR CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN KILIMANJARO AREA PLEASE CLICK HERE
NOTE: You can also combine this climb with a Tanzania safari to the northern parks or fly to Exotic Zanzibar island and relax in the white sandy beaches
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
mountain huts accommodation
cook – all meals, chairs, tables etc
climb and park fees, porters,
English speaking, professional guide, full briefing
KINAPA emergency mountain evacuation
Kilimanjaro certificate (UPON REACHING THE SUMMIT)
AMREF Evacuation InsuranceNOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
Items of a personal nature

passport visa
traveler’s insurance
Tips to guides and porters

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NOTE

> You can combine the above Kilmanjaro Climb program with Safaris in Tanzania or Zanzibar Extension

> Transfers to and from the Airport are available at an additional cost.

Alternatively

One may choose an extra day for acclimatization on Kilimanjaro. which may increase your chances to reach the top.

Kilimanjaro Final Checklist – Kindly note that we can rent items like poles, balaclava, gators, etc.